Heavy-duty truck range kicks off at $114,990

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has announced pricing and specifications for the Chevrolet Silverado range, with the re-engineered American pick-up truck to start at $114,990 before on-road costs.


UPDATE, 12/10/18: HSV has announced specifications for the larger 3500HD. See article for details.


Five variants will be offered locally, though all versions feature the same 6.6-litre 'Duramax' V8 turbo-diesel making a healthy 332kW of power and 1234Nm of torque

Shifting gears is an Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission, with power sent to an on-demand four-wheel drive system with heavy-duty locking rear differential.

Kicking off the range is the 2500HD WT – short for 'work truck' – with six seats, a 7.0-inch MyLink touchscreen, six-speaker audio system, USB and AUX inputs, keyless entry, remote-locking tailgate, rear-view camera, along with heated and power-adjustable exterior mirrors.

There's also 18-inch steel wheels wrapped in 265/70 Goodyear Wrangler SR-A rubber, halogen projector headlights, and chrome grille surrounds.

Stepping up to the 2500HD LTZ ($134,990) adds 18-inch chrome alloys, perforated leather seats with 10-way power adjustment, heated and cooled front seats, dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable pedals, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a larger 8.0-inch MyLink infotainment system which also includes Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, along with a seven-speaker Bose audio system.

Other specification highlights include the Z71 pack, adding 35mm twin-tube Rancho gas-charged shock absorbers, 33.6mm front stabiliser bar, underbody transfer case shield and hill-descent control, along with driver-assistance technologies like forward collision warning, lane-departure warning, and front/rear parking sensors.

The LTZ grade will additionally be offered in two enhanced 'editions' – the Midnight Edition and Custom Sport Edition, both of which start at $139,990 plus on-roads.

Extra kit on the 2500HD Midnight Edition includes a blacked-out exterior package, which adds black finish to the alloy wheels, bumpers, grille, side mouldings, mirror caps, headlight bezels, spray-on bed liner and Chevrolet badging. The Midnight Edition is exclusively offered in black.

Meanwhile, the 2500HD Custom Sport Edition is available solely in Summit White, and gets unique appointments like 20-inch polished alloy wheels with 265/60 all-terrain tyres, white bumpers, white grille and chrome bars, along with a spray-on bed liner.

All 2500HD variants of the Silverado offer a maximum payload of 975 kilograms, with a towing capacity rated at 5.89 tonnes.

Finally, the 3500HD LTZ sits atop the Silverado range, priced from $147,990 before on-road costs. Specification largely mirrors that of the 2500HD LTZ grade, though it gets dual rear wheels, a longer tub, smoked amber roof marker lights, and 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 235/80 Michelin LTX all-terrain tyres.

Compared to the 2500HD, heavy-duty Silverado offers a payload of 2.2 tonnes, and a braked towing capacity of a whopping 9.0 tonnes.

Options include a spray-in bed liner for WT and LTZ trims ($1500), along with the two prestige paints on offer – Cajun Red and Deep Ocean Blue – which ask for an extra $1100.

The Chevrolet Silverado is available to order through HSV now.

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Chevrolet Silverado pricing

  • 2500HD WT – $114,990
  • 2500HD LTZ – $134,990
  • 2500HD LTZ Midnight Edition – $139,990
  • 2500HD LTZ Custom Sport Edition – $139,990
  • 3500HD LTZ – $147,990 (Late Q2, 2018)

All prices exclude on-road costs

Options

  • Spray-in bed liner (2500HD WT, 2500HD LTZ, 3500HD LTZ) – $1500
  • Prestige paint – $1100